News 

Americas IBA Directory available in Pdf

Thu, 10/06/2010 - 20:43

Last month, a new directory of Important Bird Areas in the Americas was launched in Washington D.C., USA. The directory, coordinated by the Americas Secretariat of BirdLife International, is the result of a joint effort between all countries in the Western Hemisphere with over 100 authors taking part in the 40 country or overseas territory chapters.

Americas

Important Funding Success for the Gangetic Dolphin Project

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 16:07

Conservationists striving to conserve the Endangered Gangetic dolphin have recently been awarded a significant funding boost from the Darwin Initiative. The three-year project, a collaboration between the Zoological Society of London and Aaranyak will be led by in-country Project Leader Dr Wakid Abdul, Programme Head of Gangetic Dolphin Research and Conservation Programme.

Asia

It's time to do something about seabird bycatch, says EU Commissioner Damanaki

Wed, 09/06/2010 - 06:58

EU Commissioner Damanaki received representatives of BirdLife International so that they could deliver the pledges of 23,000 citizens, urging the Commission to do something about the by-catch of seabirds in longline operations. "It's time to do something. I'm completely convinced about this", Commissioner Damanaki announced.

Europe and Central Asia

Pangolins saved from traditional medicine trade released in Harapan Rainforest

Tue, 08/06/2010 - 07:48

The pangolin is a strange looking mammal; scaly, with a prehensile tail, and claws for opening termite mounds. I never thought I’d see one of these secretive animals in the wild.

Asia

Help Audubon win $200,000 for Gulf of Mexico response

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 13:50

Audubon can receive a $200,000 donation for our Gulf of Mexico response by getting the most votes in the Environment/Wildlife category of the American Express Members project.

Americas

Our National bird

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 08:09

It’s Philippine Eagle Week and it is an opportune time to know about our national bird which, incidentally is also the largest and most endangered eagle in the world.

Asia

Oil Spill Answers from Bird Conservation Expert on the Ground

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 07:20

A week after oil began pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, Audubon's (BirdLife Partner in the US) Melanie Driscoll raced to Venice, Louisiana, to lend her expertise. Melanie reflects on the challenges of rescuing birds and coordinating an army of volunteers, and the unfortunate negative impacts some efforts to fight the spill are having on birds.

Americas

Palau Conservation Society partners to protect biodiversity by Anu Gupta

Mon, 07/06/2010 - 06:58

International Day for Biological Diversity was marked in Palau by a presentation by Anu Gupta entitled: ‘PCS and Communities: partnering to protect our terrestrial biodiversity’. Anu is the Director of Conservation and Protected Areas for the Palau Conservation Society (PCS), the BirdLife partner in Palau, and she tells us more…

World Birdwatch magazine June 2010: table of contents

Fri, 04/06/2010 - 13:48

News: Latest news from the BirdLife Partnership Brazil Birdfair Treasures of the Caribbean: A look at Caribbean Projects funded by the Aage...

World Migratory Bird Day Celebration Promoting Botswana’s Diverse Culture

Fri, 04/06/2010 - 11:39

BirdLife Botswana (BirdLife Partner) in collaboration with Department of Wildlife and National Parks celebrated World Migratory Bird Day with more than five hundred school children, forty-eight teachers and over fifty Mogobane community members on Saturday 29th May 2010 at Mogobane village kgotla. The theme for the celebration was Migratory Birds: Promoting Cultural Diversity in Botswana.

Africa

The Alaotra Grebe – We do care!

Fri, 04/06/2010 - 11:31

I felt heartened on reading through the 103 responses to last weeks featured post on the extinction of Alaotra Grebe. The question that had been posed in the original post ‘Do we care’, was answered with a resounding ‘Yes’!

Time for talk at Tiger Junction

Fri, 04/06/2010 - 09:40

We are currently holding discussions with one of the indigenous community groups living within Harapan Rainforest, at a place called Simpang Macan (Tiger Junction).

Ambientalistas piden proteger la biodiversidad

Fri, 04/06/2010 - 08:46

En el marco del lanzamiento del libro documental Gran Pantanal, Paraguay, realizado ayer, ambientalistas y representantes de diferentes organizaciones sociales y del sector, destacaron la necesidad de valor y proteger la biodiversidad, es decir, el entorno natural con todos sus recursos y ecosistemas.

Americas

How Biodiversity Supports Climate Resilience

Fri, 04/06/2010 - 07:38

What do International Year of Biodiversity and climate change have in common?. Jo Phillips from the RSPB (BirdLife in the UK) tell’s us…

Community Spirit

Thu, 03/06/2010 - 16:58

Alone we are all a single voice. But by working with others we achieve so much more. We get heard. Our news in May highlighted how a community spirit enables us to be far greater than just the sum of our parts...

El ganado y las aves silvestres pueden coexistir mejor en los pastizales

Thu, 03/06/2010 - 16:52

Dos nuevos informes científicos producidos en el marco de la Alianza del Pastizal dan cuenta de la respuesta de las comunidades de aves típicas de pastizales naturales en relación al pastoreo en sistemas de ganadería extensiva.

Americas

Birds Fly into the Red

Thu, 03/06/2010 - 09:15

The worst fears of shorebird experts in Australia were realised recently when it became clear that reclamation of the extensive mudflats at Saemangeum in the Yellow Sea had caused alarming declines in populations of migratory waders which use the area as a stopover on their annual pilgrimage to Australia. Without these mudflats, the waders had nowhere to stop over and feed on invertebrates to refuel for their arduous journey.

Pacific

BirdLife Zimbabwe Celebrates International Day for Biodiversity

Thu, 03/06/2010 - 09:00

On 21 May 2010 Zimbabwe commemorated the International Day for Biodiversity. Six schools made it to the national debate competition, which was used to celebrate the day. Two of the schools in the Bird Awareness Programme - Mabvuku High and Prince Edward Boys High participated in the competition.

Africa